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is it safe to delete "app.normandy" in about:config? It over rides Do Not Install Studies preferences.

I am alarmed to learn from moderator Cor-el that FF installs a back door on my browser to load studies even after I specifically set my FF preferences to NOT participate … (read more)

I am alarmed to learn from moderator Cor-el that FF installs a back door on my browser to load studies even after I specifically set my FF preferences to NOT participate in any study. Under Privacy and Security > Firefox Data Collection and Use, I unchecked the box to DISALLOW studies. ~ I am NOT enrolled in any study according to about:studies ~

--> How can I stop this? Can I delete all these "app.normandy."options in the about:config window without breaking the browser? Or do I set all or some to False? I am not a programmer. I would appreciate a lay person explanation.

~ The bigger question: Why is Firefox is inserting these 'studies' surreptiously irregardless of the options I set? ~

I deliberately stopped installing upgrades after v.84 to avoid problems caused by unannounced changes to functionality and the interface. Especially after the terrible changes to the print function which I encountered using another computer. But this disruptive, unwanted Print experiment appeared on this PC, despite not updating.

Thank you to the helpful moderators who can identify which about:config options we can change to false to roll back changes. However, it is not beneficial to make us waste hours to hunt these down.


"Normandy is a collection of servers, workflows, and Firefox components that enables Mozilla to remote control Firefox clients in the wild based on precise criteria."

app.normandy.api_url https://normandy.cdn.mozilla.net/api/v1 app.normandy.dev_mode false app.normandy.enabled true app.normandy.first_run false app.normandy.last_seen_buildid app.normandy.logging.level 50 app.normandy.migrationsApplied 10 app.normandy.onsync_skew_sec 600 app.normandy.run_interval_seconds 21600 app.normandy.shieldLearnMoreUrl https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/%VERSION%/%OS%/%LOCALE%/shield app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.partnerlink.useAttributionURL true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.toolbars.bookmarks.2h2020 true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.topsites.experiment.ebay-2020-1 true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.topsites.useRemoteSetting true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.enabled true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.profileCreationThreshold 1896163212345 app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.provider-steering.enabled true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.provider-steering.provider-list [{ "name": "comcast", "canonicalName": "doh-discovery.xfinity.com", "uri": "https://doh.xfinity.com/dns-query" }] app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.network.preload true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.print.tab_modal.enabled false app.normandy.user_id 9893538f-07be-4513-8265-9124f1f967ff

Asked by plew29881 4 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 days ago

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mozilla/firefox master password on my new i-mac 19.2

I have a new i_mac 19.2 using catalina OS and firefox browser 78.8 and xfinity connect for e-mail. every time I boot up it asks for my mozilla/firefox master password. … (read more)

I have a new i_mac 19.2 using catalina OS and firefox browser 78.8 and xfinity connect for e-mail. every time I boot up it asks for my mozilla/firefox master password. in 20 years of using firefox and thunderbird I have never been asked for the master password for mozilla/firefox . I had to go to xfinity connect to get e-mail service that worked because google and yahoo keep trying to highjack my mail app.

Asked by ferrier_chris 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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Enhanced Tracking Protection not detecting trackers in any site

After moving my profile from one computer to another (I am in the process of replacing an old laptop with a semi-new one) Enhanced Tracking Protection no longer detects a… (read more)

After moving my profile from one computer to another (I am in the process of replacing an old laptop with a semi-new one) Enhanced Tracking Protection no longer detects any trackers, even of things that it previously blocked. Embeds of tweets, ads served with tracking cookies. It's like the function just... doesn't find them at all.

I've tried turning tracking protection on and off, turning it from strict to standard, and nothing makes it start detecting tracking agents again.

Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by Zero-ELEC 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

FireFox 86.0 - Protection against tracking - Not Working

Hi There In FireFox 86.0 protection against tracking is NOT WORKING, please take a look at attached screen-shots for my Firefox 86.0 browser, FaceBook and Privacy Setting… (read more)

Hi There

In FireFox 86.0 protection against tracking is NOT WORKING, please take a look at attached screen-shots for my Firefox 86.0 browser, FaceBook and Privacy Settings.

Platform is Windows 10, FireFox 86.0.

/Thomas

Asked by ThomasHolte 4 days ago

Last reply by ThomasHolte 4 days ago

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Certifications issues causing youtube to not work properly

Hello, i was unable to access Google and YouTube due to "Error code: SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER", i could still access Gmail and drive but those two would not budge, i was … (read more)

Hello, i was unable to access Google and YouTube due to "Error code: SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER", i could still access Gmail and drive but those two would not budge, i was still able to access them trough Chrome tough.

I did not have any anti-virus installed, did install malwarebytes for a moment, did a scan and uninstalled it, did not do anything. Turned off windows defender and nothing happened. I did have glasswire installed so uninstalled that as well and nothing happened.

After researching a bit more i found a solution where a guy imported the required certificate from another browser so i did the same. The certificate from both these websites was "DigiCert Global Root G1A" and it was present in Chrome but it was missing in Firefox(In case its relevant), and afterward i got access to both these websites however YouTube stopped working properly. The sidebar on the main site does not show any content( https://prnt.sc/109dtjv ), the comment section wont load and also when i click on my profile it wont load as well ( https://prnt.sc/109dux1 ). As far as i am aware those are the only issues i am facing, the videos load with no problem. Everything is working properly on Chrome so i will assume its not YouTube. I tried starting in incognito mode and safe mode, the issue is still there. So what im currently assuming is that maybe i should not have imported a certificate from another browser but i could be wrong so any help would be appreciated.


TL:DR: Imported certificate from another browser to fix "Error code: SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER", now YouTube wont load the sidebar, comment section and myprofile dropdown menu.

Asked by Foximite 3 days ago

Answered by Foximite 3 days ago

how to see all passwords

hello, I have just had a serious scare and nearly lost all my passwords. Firefox used to have a facility to see all passwords I know i can see them individually but is t… (read more)

hello, I have just had a serious scare and nearly lost all my passwords. Firefox used to have a facility to see all passwords I know i can see them individually but is there a facility where i can see them all to take a hard copy please? j

Asked by jeremyknight1 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

"Manage Exceptions" re: "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed"

In about:preferences#privacy, I've checked "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed". I would like to "Manage Exceptions" but what I set there does not pers… (read more)

In about:preferences#privacy, I've checked "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed". I would like to "Manage Exceptions" but what I set there does not persist when Firefox is re-launched. What am I doing wrong ?

Asked by eric.viala 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

deactivate Verification E-mail

Verification by email is a real pain in the ass if I wanted pain in the ass I was left with chorme or edge possible that you only have to copy the worst of the worst ... … (read more)

Verification by email is a real pain in the ass if I wanted pain in the ass I was left with chorme or edge possible that you only have to copy the worst of the worst ... at least give the option to disable this crap

Asked by nemo007dakkar 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

Does using Firefox make cookie opt in on sites ineffective ?

Hi, I am confused about the two ways we control cookies. Firefox says its blocks trackers ( ie cookies), esp third party ones, which are the problematic ones. But when … (read more)

Hi,

I am confused about the two ways we control cookies. Firefox says its blocks trackers ( ie cookies), esp third party ones, which are the problematic ones. 

But when we surf, we see options to accept third party cookies. So far I always go ahead and select No. But could I be saving time by clicking yes; knowing Firefox blocks them anyway ? Shouldn't there be a way that Firefo sends information to the site I'm visiting automatically about my wish not to have third party trackers?

Thanks, Caroline

Asked by caroline16 3 days ago

Last reply by caroline16 3 days ago

Since update can't access a local IP address

Updated to Firefox 86.0. MacOS. If I now attempt to access my router using its local address (192.x.x.1) it simply doesn't happen. I've allowed pop-ups for the sign in… (read more)

Updated to Firefox 86.0. MacOS. If I now attempt to access my router using its local address (192.x.x.1) it simply doesn't happen. I've allowed pop-ups for the sign in window - although it never needed it before. Tried http and https. Also have a bookmark for it which no longer works. All I get is a blank tab, yet there's some endless communication happening according to Menu Meters Rx/Tx display. If I do the same as always using Safari I can log into the router exactly as I always have done. Why? What has been changed? What has Firefox blocked? Help please.

Asked by aka_pseudonym 3 days ago

Firefox does not recognize microphone on onedrive.live.com

I am trying to use the dictation feature on word (onedrive.live.com document). Firefox does not list the microphone, the webpage says I need to click on the locked icon (… (read more)

I am trying to use the dictation feature on word (onedrive.live.com document). Firefox does not list the microphone, the webpage says I need to click on the locked icon (next to the URL). The microphone is not listed, in addition there is not a way to whitelist sites in the privacy settings.

There is no way to get the microphone working for the dictation feature in word on microsoft office online.

Asked by touchstone11 3 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 days ago

Firefox disabled ublock extension

FF produced a yellow message under URL pane say something like FF has disabled extension... unfortunately I could not read the entire message in time. I doul Ublock 1.33.… (read more)

FF produced a yellow message under URL pane say something like FF has disabled extension... unfortunately I could not read the entire message in time. I doul Ublock 1.33.2 disabled.

What would cause FF, version 86 to disable an extension

Asked by Mace2 3 days ago

prevent showing saved password

Firefox has an option where you can see and copy saved passwords. is there any chance that i can block this or hide it. just a way that i can prevent people from seeing m… (read more)

Firefox has an option where you can see and copy saved passwords. is there any chance that i can block this or hide it. just a way that i can prevent people from seeing my saved passwords. thank you.

Asked by maaizikhalil 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Every Firefox update causes "TD Bank" to not recognize my computer. WHY? How to fix!

After every AUTOMATIC update my bank has to text or call me with a verification code. Somehow, I've fixed this in the past, but after this last update I can't find an a… (read more)

After every AUTOMATIC update my bank has to text or call me with a verification code. Somehow, I've fixed this in the past, but after this last update I can't find an answer. Other browsers have no problem. Why is Firefox so damn complicated?

Asked by Fidgetyfeet 1 day ago

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Stop Auto Google Login Across Tabs / Windows

Hi. When logged in to google (e.g., gmail) in one firefox tab, I am them auto-logged in to that same google account in any new tab or window I open. Is there a way to st… (read more)

Hi.

When logged in to google (e.g., gmail) in one firefox tab, I am them auto-logged in to that same google account in any new tab or window I open. Is there a way to stop this?

I would like to be able to have one tab logged in to a google product (e.g., gmail, google calendar, youtube), but retain a "blank slate" when I open new tabs or windows, so that I can browse anonymously or log in to multiple different accounts (google or otherwise).

I have privacy badger and HTTPS everywhere installed in firefox, have set the browser to block all third party cookies, and to never remember history (high security settings across the board) . I tried enabling Multi-Account Containers, but I'm not sure how to use it and also suspect it is a more complicated functionality than I actually need.

I would imagine there has to be a way to "break" the connection between multiple open tabs or windows. Thanks!

Asked by danegrossman 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

Push notifications are enabled but still not showing up

The push notifications from allowed sites are enabled in the privacy and security settings, but the little box that's supposed to pop up isn't popping up. I depend on th… (read more)

The push notifications from allowed sites are enabled in the privacy and security settings, but the little box that's supposed to pop up isn't popping up. I depend on these quite a bit on YouTube, so I need them to work. Any ideas on what might be blocking them? If you could give me a list of things to try, I'd be very grateful. Thanks in advance!

Asked by Waterfaery 1 day ago